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Parsifal

The Necessity of Passion

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
K.J. Wetherholt

Here is to the hope that many more will hear this call--take whatever quest one deems most important--seek whatever Grail is his or hers most at heart and soul--and in the process bring back something for the rest of us, if only to inspire us to our own journey within, and to share with others what we have the passion to find.

Tenor Stuart Skelton on Peter Grimes

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.17.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

On June 26-29, San Francisco Symphony presents a semi-staged production of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes. Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the th...

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Performing in Modern Times: Signal & Noise

Kim Witman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Kim Witman

Let's remember that the musical or theatrical experience might want to have the chance to stand on its own legs. It may be one of the best tools we have for carving out our niche in this noisy world.

How to Wreck an Opera-goer's Experience

Eliot Daley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Eliot Daley

My maiden voyage to the Metropolitan Opera's cinematic display of live performances in local theaters was at once thrilling and dismaying.

'Singing Is Something I Cannot Be Without'

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts

-- It's midmorning, less than 12 hours after he finished another grueling performance as the tormented Amfortas in Wagner's "Parsifal," and Peter Mat...

First Nighter: Much Ado About Nothing, Parsifal, The Laramie Project, Powder Her Face All on Tap If Not All Tip-Top

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's hard to think that anyone simply listening to the Metropolitan Opera's new production as conducted by Daniele Gatti wouldn't be transported the instant the composer's moody prelude begins.

The Met Season Analysis Part 3: What to Expect From January to February

Opera Teen | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

Les Troyens, Barber of Seville, Turandot, and Maria Stuarda all continue their runs in January but look at what gets thrown into the rep!